December Listings of Virtual Tech Events in Ireland and N. Ireland

โ„น๏ธ NOTE: This post is not updated anymore so it doesn't get too long (and arduous to maintain), check here for the latest new live blog for the current month.

You can find archives of previous virtual events at: March to June | July | August | September | October | November

I'll keep track of virtual tech events from October onwards here. This seems to be a norm, so to a point where this live blog is not needed anymore, I'll stop, and will just have them in our monthly Coding Grace newsletter. (Also helps me so I don't double up on the work maintaining the lists on a blog and newsletter).

Let me know either via or @CodingGrace if you want to include:-

Here's some events and conferences who have adapted to having their events virtually (I'll try and keep this post updated).

Events, Workshops & Conference

Sat Dec 12 - Sat Dec 19Galway Game Jam 16 - Virtual Jam ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Sat Dec 19, 15:00 - 17:00Dublin Code Mentoring:ย Free Code Mentoring - Q&A (online) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Dec 23, 11:00 - 13:00SQL Server & Microsoft Data Platform User Group - Cork: Member Session: 10-minute sessions from our members! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Dec 23, 19:00 - 21:00Online only Wikipedia Editing evening ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Sat Dec 26, 15:00 - 17:00Dublin Code Mentoring:ย Free Code Mentoring - Q&A (online) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Dec 30, 19:00 - 21:00Online only Wikipedia Editing evening ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Dec 31, 19:00 - 21:00Bring Your Laptop, Work on Code, it's TOG's Open Coding Night! - Online Only ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Tue Jan 19, 18:30 - 19:30PyLadies Dublin Jan Meetup - ImagiLabs ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Sat Jan 23, 2021Python Ireland: Speakers Coaching Session ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Sat Jan 23, 2021Global Diversity CFP day 2021 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ
Various's Community EventsMembers of the global Local community organize events and provide one another with resources to navigate careers in tech. They organize valuable meetups, codeathons, and our one-day HopperX1 events modeled after the Grace Hopper Celebration.
Various's Community EventsMembers of the global Local community organize events and provide one another with resources to navigate careers in tech. They organize valuable meetups, codeathons, and our one-day HopperX1 events modeled after the Grace Hopper Celebration.
Various datesCreative Mornings Field Trips

Mostly via Zoom

FieldTrips are meetups to interact, learn and collaborate in an effort to level-up your creative life. Built on top of our 20,000 monthly attendees at CreativeMornings talks, FieldTrips are designed and organized by amazing individuals and organizations from within our community.

Various datesHackaday's calendar of virtual events and classes
Various datesWomen Who Code Remote Events

๐Ÿ” Recurring & โฉ Ongoing Events

[Update] I've split out recurring and ongoing events, hope this helps. ๐Ÿ˜Š

๐Ÿ” Every Mon Morning (Started) Mar 30)Women Who Cowork Dublin - Virtual Coworking Coffee ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชVia Zoom:
๐Ÿ” Every Fri evening @ 17:00 (Started Fri Apr 3)Women Who Cowork Dublin - Cocktail o'clock with WomenCo ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชVia Zoom - see their meetup page for more info
๐Ÿ” Every Thu @ 19:00 IST๐Ÿ†• Why R? WebinarsThis is an online webinar series, see for updates.

โ„น๏ธ More virtual events

๐Ÿ‘‰ There's more virtual conferences listed in the following doc (thanks to the cool women in tech slack group): View live Google Doc

๐Ÿ‘‰ Here's more webinars for Irish Companies & Founders: View calendar (thanks to @g_myaccesshub)

๐Ÿ‘‰ Startup Digest, there's one in a city/town near you: - Just search for your city name and a calendar of events will pop up.

๐Ÿ’ช Events/Orgs that need your help:

Tech help - Volunteering to assist the elderly

This page gathers details, for the sole purpose of setting up volunteers who wish to assist the elderly, over the telephone, with technical support, during the current Covid-19 crisis.

Should a volunteer request it, their details will immediately be removed from this dataset. The data gathered here will not be forwarded for any other purposes other than that stated above.

Open Source Ventilator ProjectThis group is being formed to evaluate, design, validate, and source the fabrication of open source emergency medical supplies around the world, given a variety of local supply conditions.
Startup Weekend COVID-19 Remote Edition ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชRegister your interest

๐Ÿ˜“ Cancelled/Postponed events

If there's any cancelled or postponed events, please let us know in the comments below. Thanks in advance.

Cancelled ๐Ÿšซ

UX BelfastCancelled indefinitely

Postponed ๐Ÿ”ฎ

๐Ÿ†™ Security BSides Dublin 2020Postponed to SAT MAR 27 2021
๐Ÿ†™ RebelCon ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชPostponed to FRI JUN 18 - SAT JUN 19
EuroPython Dublin 2021Physcial EuroPython in Dublin moved to MON JUL 11 - SUN JUL 17 (2022) .
Dublin Maker 2020 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชPostponed to Summer 2021. See @DublinMaker on Twitter for latest updates.
ShipItCon ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชPostponed to 2021, check website for updates

๐Ÿ†’ Opportunities

TWi And Tech Writers Without Borders And You ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชProfessional writers are ready to volunteer. TWi and Tech Writers Without Borders are partnering to bring technical writers to your not for profit COVID-19 related projects.
Bank of Ireland provides โ‚ฌ1m in emergency funding for communities impacted by Covid-19 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Funds fast-tracked for projects supporting vulnerable groups with immediate needs.

In partnership with The Community Foundation for Ireland, the Bank is fast tracking โ‚ฌ500,000 of the funds to 13 organisations that are working to support the immediate needs of vulnerable groups across the island of Ireland, north and south.

The remaining โ‚ฌ500,000 is being donated to The Community Foundation for Ireland and the Community Foundation for Northern Irelandโ€™s Covid-19 Funds to help local charities and community organisations assisting vulnerable individuals and groups through this difficult period. The Community Foundations will launch these funds next week.

Bank of Ireland: Begin Together โ€“ helping our communities to thrive ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชThe Begin Together Fund provides valuable investment for community initiatives that will make a real difference in towns and villages. We want to get behind those trying to make the lives of others in their communities better by improving their financial, physical and mental wellbeing.
Design and Crafts Council Ireland - Call to Makers to create digital content ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI), supported by Creative Ireland, is commissioning online content that will โ€˜Get Ireland Makingโ€™

DCCI invites applications from clients and member organisations to develop digital content for a series of online activities, video interviews and live classes.

๐Ÿ†• RestartBizMap ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชSupported by Technology Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Skillnet Ireland, TechIreland has launched a new initiative called the RestartBizMap. [...] interactive map featuring innovative technology solutions to enable businesses to operate in these disruptive Covid times. The project aims to encourage technology adoption by the industry, promote homegrown tech innovation and connect technology providers to industry sectors: retail, manufacturing and services.
UN Global Call to CreativesFor the first time, the UN is launching an Open Brief to Creatives everywhere to help spread public health messages in ways that will be effective, accessible and shareable. Together we can flatten the curve. There is no deadline.

If you have others to share, add them in the comments below... I'll try and update this blog post and will note it for April's newsletter.

๐Ÿค– AOB Events

This section is for any other things that doesn't fit in the categories above, like moving off meetup, and so on.

BelfastFP moving away from MeetupNew site:
๐Ÿ†• Mobilize on Hiatus until end of year
New MongoDB User Group Events site for Dublin ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชOn April 28th, 2020, they will no longer run any user groups or events on Meetup. To continue interacting with your user group after that date, you need to create an account on their new platform.
๐Ÿ†• Women Who Co-work Dublin moving away from Meetup to EventbriteUpdates via:

๐Ÿค“ Resources for Organisers on organising virtual events

๐Ÿ†• EuroPython: Resources for Virtual EventsInfo for organisers who can use to host virtual conferences, user group meetings, and sprints! They are offering to share their Zoom Webinar and Pro license to Python events.
Python Software Foundation: Resources for Virtual EventsInfo for organisers who can use to host virtual conferences, user group meetings, and sprints!
[Eventbrite] Managing Eventbrite virtual eventsInfo for organisers using Eventbrite (due to covid-19)
[Meetup] Hosting an online event on MeetupBecause of COVID-19, they temporarily updated their in-person event policy to permit groups to host events online. They have high level pointers to various tools and some tips.
[Zoom] Guide to safely use Zoon (via Silicon Repubic)
[Zoom] Thread about using Zoom safelyMany heard of zoombombings and random people joining zoom sessions. This twitter thread has some good tips on running a zoom session (as safely as you can).

๐ŸŒˆ Finally

Let's do our part and make sure help slow down the spread of the virus and protect our community and all those loved ones around us. โค๏ธ

๐Ÿ—„ Past virtual events since last post -

๐Ÿ†™ Moved to the end, as this ARCHIVED events list is getting really long! ๐Ÿ˜†

I've decided to add this section as it might be helpful for others who are looking into running virtual events, and share ideas used.

Archive December events will be placed here.
Tue Dec 1, 19:00 - 21:001GAM Galway Meetup! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Dec 2, 17:00Diversity in Tech Awards: Winners' Webinar: How I Got Here and Where I'm Going. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Dec 2, 17:00 - 18:00Dublin Unity User Group #27: Creating Ray Traced Scenes in Unity ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Dec 2, 20:00 - 22:00Drupal Limerick Meetup ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Dec 3, 11:00GDG Cloud Dublin: Predict Taxi Fare with a BigQuery ML Forecasting Model ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Dec 3, 12:30 - 14:00Dublin Tech Talks: Lunch and Learn with Andrson How AI can help artists get their music discovered ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Dec 3, 14:00Skillnet: Lockdown Your Learnings Autumn / Winter Webinar Series: Enterprise Change and Innovation โ€“ โ€œmust win battlesโ€ for companies seeking value from a digital business model ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Dec 3, 18:00 - 20:00Silicon Drinkabout Belfast: Startup Community drinks - ONLINE NOW!
Thu Dec 3, 19:00 - 21:00Bring Your Laptop, Work on Code, it's TOG's Open Coding Night! - Online Only ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Dec 3, 19:30IMIRT Best of 2019 Irish Game Awards ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Fri Dec 4, 12:00 - 13:00SQL Server & Microsoft Data Platform User Group - Cork:ย Azure Data Fundamentals Review - Session 1 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Fri Dec 4, 17:00 to LateMinistry of Testing Belfast:ย HolidayBash
Sat Dec 5, 15:00 - 17:00Dublin Code Mentoring:ย Free Code Mentoring - Q&A (online) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Mon Dec 7, 19:00 - 21:00Dublin Data Science:ย Workshop on Probabilistic Graphical Models ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Mon Dec 7, 19:00 - 21:00December Online C/C++ Meetup ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Tue Dec 8, 11:00 - 12:00Irish Computer Society: Women4IT Free Data Analyst Course ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Tue Dec 8, 11:00 - 12:00SQL Server & Microsoft Data Platform User Group - Cork:Power BI - Data Model Deployment techniques ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Tue Dec 8, 18:00 - 20:00Tech Women Dublin: Using Neuroscience to Create Diversity & Inclusion within Tech ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Tue Dec 8, 18:30 - 20:00Women in Tech Belfast: Survive and Thrive in the New Normal - a Fireside Chat with Women in Tech
Tue Dec 8, 19:00 - 21:00Cork|Sec 90 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Dec 9, 11:00 - 12:00Women4IT Free Graphic Designer Course ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Dec 9, 12:00 - 13:00ICS & BlockW webinar: Blockchain for good: green bonds and climate initiatives based on blockchain ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Dec 9, 12:00 - 13:00Newry Digital: Clean code and SOLID Principles with Python
Wed Dec 9, 18:30 - 20:30Python Ireland Meetup ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Dec 9, 19:00 - 21:00Online Only Craft Night, Knitting, Sewing and Art, Open to All... Online ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Dec 10, 08:00 - 09:00WWCode Belfast: Bytes n' Brew Online โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ป
Thu Dec 10, 14:00 - 15:00Skillnet: Lockdown Your Learnings Autumn / Winter Webinar Series: Quantum Computing and what it means for you ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Dec 10, 18:00 - 21:00WWCode Belfast She Rocks Awards with Puppet & Ladies that UX
Fri Dec 11, 09:00Dogpatch Labs First Fridays ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Fri Dec 11, 12:00 - 12:30Inclusion in Tech Lunch & Learn: Inclusion In Tech Lunch & Learn: Specialisterne NI
Sat Dec 12, 15:00 - 17:00Dublin Code Mentoring:ย Free Code Mentoring - Q&A (online) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Tue Dec 15, 19:00 - 20:00Women Tech Entrepreneurs Series - #HowSheDidIt
Wed Dec 16, 18:00 - 21:00GDG Dublin: Chrome Dev Summit Extended UK & Ireland
Wed Dec 16, 18:45 - 23:00The Games Co-op & 1GAM (1 Game a Month) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Dec 16, 19:00 - 21:00TOG's Christmas Craft Online Show And Tell ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Dec 17, 18:00 - 19:00Belfast Gophers:ย December 2020
Thu Dec 17, 19:00 - 21:00Bring Your Laptop, Work on Code, it's TOG's Open Coding Night! - Online Only ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Dec 17, 19:30 - 21:00๐Ÿ†• 3Dcamp VR - with Cordula Hansen and Camille Donegan ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

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